I'm so excited and I just can't hide it. For real. David and I have been pinching our pennies and finally bit the bullet with a new rug for the living room!
I know so many of you love the rug we currently have in the living room- the Pottery Barn Moorish Tile rug in yellow. Trust me- we love it too! It just isn't working for the vibe we want in the living room these days... calmer, more neutral, more chill. This rug will work its way into another room in our home, I promise!
I thought we'd found a deal on a rug at my trip to the discount home decor store, Real Deals. But the colors weren't working right, the rug wasn't priced great and the store took no returns. Meaning if my crazy self got the rug in our living room and hated it, we'd be out of luck. So I turned to a trusty old source- Pottery Barn.
Just like with our love for the previous Pottery Barn rug, I'm thrilled with the quality of this rug. It's the Gabrielle rug from PB, which is currently 15% off. I also
stalked researched the location of the rug at my local store and picked it up myself so that I wouldn't be charged the $75+ in shipping. Oh and I had a $15 gift card to PB, so that helped too : ) You know me, never pay full price!
My trick with wool rugs that are in a heavy high traffic location (ie. anywhere Tucker and Maggie walk) is to squirt a couple cans of this guy on the rug. It saves my life, I'm sure of it.
I just love the rug. But there's actually an even brighter side to this decor choice! After I repainted the trim in the living room a fresh white, I had originally planned to repaint the wall colors in the living room a soft gray like our kitchen. But, with the new rug in place, I'm kind of liking the current color. I think they work well together. So the wall color stays!
Now I have to touch up all of the rough spots on the wall from the trim paint where I thought I'd be painting over the wall color! Oops.... : )
Of course, I've got a few things more left on my list, like accessories, pillows, etc. The full list is at the end of this post. But I think we are on the right track! Interestingly enough, I'm loving some of the warm tones of my fall decor mixed with the new rug color... hmm....! Rust orange anyone?
9. spruce up wall behind couch